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Need engaging printables and activities for February? This 26-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons, printables, and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Activities include math word problems, a
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The free Problem Solving Assessment Pack includes two tests, a pretest and a posttest, which were designed to help you assess your students' math problem-solving abilities. The pretest data will enable you to determine where to begin with your
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Pumpkin Seed Multiplication is a fun, hands-on activity for introducing multiplication with pumpkin seeds or other small manipulatives. This packet includes teacher directions, student directions, game cards and a game board. It's perfect for
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Thankful Writing is a lesson plan with a set of printables and graphic organizers for teaching students to write a simple 5-paragraph essay about the things they are thankful for. You'll find directions for introducing this easy expository format,
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A bio poem is a simple poem written about a person, and it follows a predictable pattern. You can have students write Bio Poems about themselves, or they can write about famous historical figures, book characters, people they admire, and so on. This
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Learning about multiple intelligence theory can be very empowering for students, especially when you administer a survey to help them discover their own strengths and growth areas. Because most online survey tools are too long and complex for kids,
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Island Conquer Area and Perimeter Quest is a pirate-themed partner math game that kids love! The object of the game is for the pirates (players) to find all of the islands in Quadrilateral Bay and conquer them by correctly calculating their area or
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Just a Dream to Save Our Planet is a collection of activities to explore environmental issues based on the classic book by Chris Van Allsburg. Just a Dream was written by Chris Van Allsburg back in 1990, but its message of the importance of taking
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Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Sorting is an activity that helps students understand the differences between these three concepts by having them sort examples into categories. Students work with a partner or cooperative learning team to review
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Team Thanksgiving Cards are a fun way for students to show appreciation for the members of their team. In this activity, students in teams of four will create greeting cards as a way of sharing positive messages. Each person creates one card and
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The holiday season is a perfect time to teach your class about the importance of giving. Why not adopt a needy family and help make their holiday special? In this packet, you'll find suggested steps that will help make the experience a positive one
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The holiday season is a perfect time to encourage students to show appreciation for each other. One easy way to do this is to have them create holiday gratitude cards for each other. I’ve included two variations of a simple activity that uses the
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Who doesn’t love a game? In the math classroom, games offer an engaging alternative to worksheets, allowing students to work with others and have fun while learning. Math games are extremely versatile and can be used in cooperative learning teams,
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Customary Measurement Foldable is a three-flap foldable that can be used in a math interactive notebook or as a separate graphic organizer. Students can use it to take notes when learning about customary measurement. To create the foldable, print
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This freebie from Laura Candler is a 45-page printable sample of the book, Mastering Math Facts Multiplication and Division: Aligned with the Common Core. This freebie includes the following: * Complete Table of Contents and Introduction * Common
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Mystery Perimeters is Common Core Aligned for 3rd grade, and it also makes a great review for grades 4 and 5, especially for those students who need a concrete, hands-on lesson to understand how to find unknown polygon side lengths. This lesson
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Telling Time Task Cards includes 24 clock face task cards, recording forms, answer keys, and QR code answers. These cards can be used with a variety of active engagement learning games for partners or teams, in math centers, or even with a
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Free Rules Posters for Whole Brain Teaching classrooms. These two sets of classroom posters created by Laura Candler to accompany the blog post series written by Chris Biffle, director of Whole Brain Teaching. The posters are available in full color
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Do your students have trouble writing interesting sentences? If so, you can use these fall-themed task cards as starter sentences for them to expand and revise with details. One set of sentences deals with signs of fall in nature, and the other
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Comparing Fractions Freebie! Fraction Predict and Compare is an engaging partner activity for introducing and practicing the skill of comparing fractions with different denominators. Students place two fraction cards side by side and predict which
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Laura has 30 years of teaching experience in grades 4, 5, and 6. In addition, she shares her teaching strategies with others via the virtual File Cabinet and her blog on Teaching Resources (http://www.lauracandler.com). Laura is the author of 7 published books and over 100 ebooks.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Laura is known for her active engagement strategies and cooperative learning lessons. She believes in teaching students to accept responsibility for their own behavior and learning. She uses many interactive strategies and hands-on math lessons. Laura is passionate about using the Reading Workshop approach to share the joy of reading with kids!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Milken Family Foundation Awardee, National Board Certified - Middle Childhood Generalist, Author of educational books for teachers, Creator of Teaching Resources website

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - UNC Chapel Hill Master of Arts in Elementary Education - UNC Pembroke

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Laura Candler is a retired elementary teacher with 30 years classroom experience as well as the owner of the Teaching Resources website (http://www.lauracandler.com). Laura is the author of over a dozen books for teachers. She was recognized as a Milken Family Foundation recipient and has her National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

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